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How Light Running is different

Or, how to feel more peaceful without needing to manifest your “life’s desire”.

 

This was running through my head last night as I was falling asleep – the understanding that Light Running is different from almost everything else out there.

With Light Running, the intention is cleaning out my reactions.

Not changing things outside me. Not trying to control things. Not being angry or sad or hurt or even self-righteous that things aren’t going the way I want them to.

It’s about letting go of any reactions that come to the surface.

It’s about forgiving myself for having done what I’m triggered by in others – even if it’s not even this lifetime or nearly as egregious. (This is mirroring)

It’s about feeling more peaceful exactly where I am without needed to change anything.

It’s not about “manifesting things” to feel better. (This is one way of avoiding your emotions.)

It’s not about talking myself out of feeling how crappy I feel in the moment.

It’s about owning my emotions. Not blaming, just feeling. Experiencing. And it’s about feeling peaceful feeling crummy! About being comfortable feeling uncomfortable.

Why?

Because, on the other side of feeling the discomfort is feeling more peaceful. Releasing that belief, feeling less triggered, feeling less rocked.

Not so that I can manifest something.

Just so I can feel peaceful. Accepting. Appreciative of not only the “good” times, but also finding value in the challenges. Because these challenges support me releasing old, unsupportive beliefs, thoughts, memories.

That’s it. (Ha! “That’s it” – if only it were really that easy!)

But it’s hard to sell that. Especially when we’re wired as humans (and especially by our society) to want a reward. To want things to be DIFFERENT so we can feel peaceful.

What if there were a way to feel more peaceful in EVERY situation? Even if you’re sad or angry or jealous or terrified or panicked?

That right there is pretty valuable. That’s what Light Running is.

No, it doesn’t pay the bills, but it helps you feel more peaceful and clear about the bills to pay and how to deal with them.

No, you may still be annoyed by someone, but you are peaceful with that and not needing them to be gone. (Especially helpful when you CAN’T remove them from your life!) And eventually, you can accept them for who they are without needing them to be different.

AND  you can also find tremendous gratitude when things ARE going well because you aren’t taking them for granted in the same way. And you find gratitude for the challenges because they help you feel more peaceful.

So, yeah. That was going through my head last night.

It’s definitely a different way to look at healing. Healing becomes more about accepting than changing. And sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around. Okay, it’s hard for ME to wrap MY head around when I have those big reactions come up!

But I’ll tell you, it feels MUCH better being peaceful in EVERY situation than it does to feel peaceful ONLY when things go the way I want.

That’s a much better way to live. Far fewer rugs get swept out from under me now.

And when they do, I have the tools to help me clean out my reactions and recognize the value in that rug being pulled out….

Light Running is pretty amazing stuff!

Okay….

I’m going to just go one step further… Into my discomfort.

You see, when I share how you can get a Light Running session, my fear is that you’ll say, “Wow. Quit trying to sell me something, lady!”

But really, I just wanted to share with you that if you want to see what it feels like to feel more peaceful, Light Running may support you. Or you can skip to the end…

You can book a session here. Or you can text met at 303.881.9298. Or you can email me at andi@exposingthelight.love.

And if all you want to do is chat for a few minutes to see if we are a match to work together. Call or text me and we’ll set up a time to chat for a few minutes.

Oh, and just so you know, I’m always flexible with how much you pay for your session. Seriously. Don’t let the money stop you. Just text me and I’ll send you a coupon, if you’d like!

This work… well, I believe it’s so important that I want it to be available to everyone.

Whew. Thank you for letting me share this.

Thank you for being here to “listen”.

You’re amazing!

xoxo,

Andi

my deepening insights on avoidance

First off, thank you. Like, big, huge, deep heartfelt thank you. My last post was SO incredibly hard to write.

Scratch that.

Post. It was insanely hard to post. (Writing was hard, posting was harder!)

But so many of you reached out to me and shared that it touched you, or that you were thinking of me or sent your love.

And I thank you for that. I meant SO much to me!

And that showed me that this is where I want to go. Deeper, more heartfelt and honest…


You may (or may not!) have seen my post on Instagram about my Avoidance blend. I created it with the intention of facing into everything I was avoiding – and you have already seen some of the shifts because of it…. my last post (actually, I’d read it first).

I wanted to share with you what specifically I’ve been doing and what it’s been bringing to the surface.

So, first off, I made that essential oil blend (doTERRA oils only) and started off by slathering myself.

Behind the ears. On the heart. Back of the neck. Bottom of the feet. 3rd chakra (diaphragm). And about 10 other places. LOL! (I literally would have bathed in it if it hadn’t been in a roller ball.)

I was just ready to really shift how much I avoid things.

After a few days of that, I started to feel myself opening up. I saw my morning meditations shift a little. I saw myself seeing where I’ve avoided things. Posting on my blog for the first time in more than a year. Going to my teacher and having deeper things revealed to me. Defeat, for one big one.

Seeing Defeat for what it was – a limiting belief that was so tricky and playing so quietly in the background that I didn’t even notice it subtly influencing me.

And then I started to make friends with Defeat instead of avoiding it. Thanking it for being there, asking it to leave. Letting go of feeling ashamed of my feelings of defeat.

Then I saw how I’ve wanted to restart my morning yoga practice for YEARS and never made it stick. So I dusted off my 40 Days of Yoga book – literally dusted off – remembering that it was about resistance (a form of avoidance) and started my yoga practice again.

Only this time, I added in a few things: A dedication to seeing my avoidance, using the oil blend every morning, pulling a tarot card (I like Osho Zen the most, but have others I love, too),  journalling, and giving myself the time and space when possible to feel into what comes up. (As a note, sometimes my yoga is 7 minutes, sometimes it’s 40 minutes. Typically it’s about 20-25 minutes and I am kind to myself even if it’s only 7 minutes. And I get on the mat every day!)
Oh, holy crap!
To say that “facing into it” was a challenge at first is an understatement!
Here’s my friend Shame. Oh, hello, resistance. Good morning, wallowing and feeling like a victim. Separation from others/self! I see you hiding!
Wait! Entitlement? What are you doing here? I’m not entitled!
Oh, I see it now… I see how it surfaces for me.
Anyway, these beliefs are subtle. They aren’t in your face, super obvious, always skipping across the surface. They aren’t really that obvious to any except my closest friends.
Instead, they are quiet, in the background. In the shadows whispering to me in the form of my tricky ego complete with lists of why I am right, justified, and should feel that way.
Only, not one of them is supporting me to be my best self. Each one of them holds me back.
So I go to my meditations, grabbing my essential oils (individual ones, blends, anything that resonates) and I pull cords. I talk to the friends who hold space for me, allow me to untangle without judgement – only love.
Now I’m feeling some space where I’ve never felt it before.
Heck, even this post is about a million times easier than my last one. It feels real, and raw and honest. I can feel the tears in me, but they aren’t spilling out.
This. This is why I do this work. This is why, even if I never had another client, even if I never shared the oils with another soul,  I would do this deep inner work because I can find space to fully be me, share what I want to share.
And not expect anything from anyone. Not in a wallowing way. Not in a selfish, I want to be separate from everyone way. But rather a doing this for ME way.
And it’s giving me the space to feel into how to share some of this process – stepping into releasing avoidance – with others.
I still don’t know what this looks like, this sharing with others. I feel like I’m still untangling a lot over here.
But I see these same patterns in my clients and finding new ways to support them is something close to my heart.
That’s where I am now. Learning to love this practice of uncovering the deep, unconscious beliefs that I’m ashamed of. And loving them. Loving myself through all of this without judgement or expectation.
And seeing how I can support others if they want to do a deep dive like this… But that’s for another day.
Sending all of you love and light,
Andi

Happy New Year! And hold on tight!

2018 is here! Are you excited? Curious? Nervous?

Of course, each new year can be a time during which we embark on new things, reassess what we’ve done in the past or just feel like we’ve wiped our slate clean. But as we go into each year, we may feel like we’re carrying bunch of baggage along with us – old thoughts, beliefs and so much more that we may have outgrown.

I’d like to help you release some of these old patterns that are no longer a match for you as well as help you shift how you’re looking at life and give you some new tools to help you move forward.

How? Continue reading

Essential oils are the BOMB!

Back in April, my friend, Tina, came to visit and teach me about using doTERRA oils and why she felt they were so amazing. And it was a bit of an excuse to pay for her trip here, too… Although, I have to admit that I was a bit shocked at how much my view about essential oils during her visit!

After playing with them for myself, beginning to use them with my clients and seeing/feeling some pretty huge changes with the energy, it became pretty clear that it was important to share this with everyone. Rather than extoll the virtues of why I believe doTERRA is such a great company (you can read about that on their site for sure!), I thought I’d share with you my favorite oils – and why I love them! Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Each new year, I look at everyone making the same resolutions each year and I always feel a bit…. odd. Or maybe uncomfortable. That feeling that maybe I should make a resolution, but it no longer feels correct. And for so many reasons… Why arbitrarily at the beginning of the year? And am I a failure if I don’t achieve it? What if I don’t do any? Is that a copout? Continue reading

Meditating… (Wait! Don’t leave! I swear this will be fun!)

Here’s the second thing I will do to help me clear my mind… But trust me, “clearing my mind” was NOT what it did at first…. Meditation.

Okay, I know some of you may be thinking, “Wait. What? Meditating sitting saying ‘Om’ for 30 minutes doesn’t sound at all like fun! And I don’t have the time! I don’t even care about study after study after study saying it’s helpful. I don’t have time.” Continue reading